After months of losing time in the shop looking for pencils and tape measures I finally cracked and ordered a shop apron off the internet. There are a bunch of people making really cool hand made ones out of waxed cotton (a favourite material) and reclaimed leather, etc., but they’re all hovering around $200 bucks.
I ended up getting this guy from Pointer Brand for $20. Made in the USA in Bristol, TN!
I was also tempted by their denim work shirts and… train engineer’s cap. Maybe next time.